By Puja Gupta
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANSlife) Exposed brick walls add character to a room and function brilliantly with different decor themes. They give the impression of strength, brim with character, and best of all, there are numerous ways you can tie them in with the prevailing decor in your home. What’s more, they look as great in the terrace area as they do in the bedroom and living room.
Pankaj Poddar of Interior Design Company Hipcouch says: “Whether they’re old or new, brownish-red or painted a stark white, bricks never appear to leave style. However, that doesn’t mean exposed brick walls don’t need a touch of adorning now and then.”
He shares some interesting approaches to the exposed brick wall and how one can create the perfect look and use it to their advantage.
1) Install an open-supported racking before it
Just because the wall is stunning independent from anything else doesn’t mean you can’t exploit its accessible area. As opposed to concealing the brick wall with a cumbersome cabinet keep it uncovered. For a chic look, pick a modern style wood rack which will add more character.
2) Paint the brick wall
Once you have decided to paint the wall there is no going back, so think and choose your colour well. Even though it is possible to remove paint from brick later, the capacity of brick to assimilate paint into its permeable centre makes this, to some degree, a dubious assignment. For those who are confident of their choice, consider painting your brick wall a shade of white, for a couple of layers of this paint, and you’ll save the surface of your brick wall and then again, you’ll also be giving it a cleaner and modern-day look.
For the bedroom, an all-white look is particularly successful for bedrooms, as it has a cloud-like, romantic, fairytale-like intrigue.
3) Include wood accents and greenery around it
To stress on the earthy, grounded component of brick, encompass it extensively with a significant amount of nature in the form of potted plants and pretty climbing vines. Fuse wood accentuations such as picture outlines, racks, stepping stools, and bed rails and to finish it off, add as many potted plants as you possibly can.
4) Prop it up!
Brilliant, influential, bright works of art and furnishing items can and do make an exposed brick wall emerge considerably more. Additionally, just a single, bold piece will naturally draw eyes to that spot. A huge ceiling-to-floor-sized mirror will reflect the contrary wall, making the two different surfaces feel all the more outwardly integrated. Keep little cupboards or tables before the large pieces.
5) Beautiful craftsmanship
A brick wall can make a fantastic setting for an infinite art exhibition, however, remember that hanging craftsmanship (particularly a large-sized, substantially weighted item) may require additional exertion. In all likelihood, you’ll have to penetrate the cement (not merely the brick), drilling in about an inch deep. This sort of drilling work will call on using a particular stonework boring tool versus an ordinary one. Besides, you’ll have to make sure to utilise brickwork screw stays to strengthen the association.
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